Dubbed “The Rifleman’s Rifle,” the Winchester Model 70 replaced the Model 54 and was produced between 1936-1963. It saw limited use during WWII but gained popularity from snipers in Vietnam. Over time, it earned the title of “Bolt-action Rifle of the Century.” The barrel sizes ranged from 22-28” and more than 15 different calibers. After 1964, some changes weren’t as well received by aficionados and sporting enthusiasts and Winchester went back to the pre 1963 design in 1992. Models prior to 1963 are prized and valuable to collectors and enthusiasts. The many variations allowed riflemen to select the style and firepower to meet their needs with a consistent tried-and-true model. The bolt action and fixed magazine allows a steady, consistent level of firepower that is easy to load have at the ready-just in case. It also introduced a 3-position safety and adjustable trigger.